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Residents urged to support digital literacy program 

The ICT authority project manager Thomas Odhiambo with standard one
pupils of Ombek primary school in Rachuonyo South sub County during
the launch of digital literacy program.
Photo by Dan Oduor

Residents of Homa Bay County have been challenged to support the digital literacy program in their respective primary schools by ensuring that they provide the necessary facilities.
Speaking Friday during the launch of digital literacy program at Ombek primary school in Rachuonyo South Sub County,  ICT Authority Project Manager Thomas Odhiambo said the security for devices is very necessary for sustainability.
Odhiambo called on the school management committees and the head teachers to liaise with alumnae of various schools to plan how they will provide security for the gadgets to supplement the government’s efforts of providing quality education.
The project manager who was accompanied with the county chief officer in charge of education and ICT Eunice Owino further said the digital literacy program was part of the vision 2030 flagship project of the country.
He added that in 2030 Kenya, aspires to be a globally competitive country with a high quality of life, saying for this to be attained there are some projects which have been lined up and one of them is digital literacy.
At the same time, Odhiambo revealed that the authority has done 80 per cent of program which translate to 17,700 primary schools countrywide.
In Homa Bay County, 555 primary schools have been supplied with the gadgets leaving only 147 yet to be done.
While the chief officer for education Owino urged teachers to embrace digital literacy program and enroll for classes for them to remain relevant in the society.
She further thanked the national government for fulfilling its promise of providing tablets to pupils in standard one and promised to support the program.
Others who also graced the occasion include the county ICT officer David Wasonga and county education officials.
By Loice Matilda/Davis Langat

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